[ dem-i-loon ]
/ ˈdɛm ɪˌlun /
Fortification. an outwork resembling a bastion with a crescent-shaped gorge.
a crescent or half-moon shape, as of the top of a piece of furniture.
shaped like a crescent.
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Example sentences from the Web for demilune
The breastwork or demilune that had been woven around the outer bounds was leveled in an instant.
At either end of this crescent or demilune is a large orbweb, surmounted by a tower.
British Dictionary definitions for demilune
/ (ˈdɛmɪˌluːn, -ˌljuːn) /
fortifications an outwork in front of a fort, shaped like a crescent moon
a crescent-shaped object or formation; half-moon
Word Origin for demilune
C18: from French, literally: half-moon
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Medical definitions for demilune
[ dĕm′ē-lōōn′ ]
A small body shaped like a half-moon or crescent, such as one of the crescent-shaped cells surrounding certain mucous glands.
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